2003 Kia Sorento headgasket

Tiny
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  • 2003 KIA SORENTO
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
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  • 191,000 MILES
I just replaced heads on the sorento and had no compression when I removed the heads I have oil on all the gasket surfaces what could cause this bolts were properly torque gaskets new
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 AT 12:16 PM

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Tiny
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Do you now have compression? Which gaskets have oil, the head gaskets?
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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No compression so I removed heads to check for bent valves and when I did the head gasket have oil on both surfaces
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 AT 8:14 PM
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If the heads were properly tightened, then you need to check if something is warped.
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Monday, September 7th, 2015 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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Nothing warped talked to old mechanic told me to put a little oil in spark plug holes compression came back to 150 on all 6 cylinders
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Monday, September 7th, 2015 AT 3:34 PM
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It went from no compression to 150? I am aware of a wet compression test, but never seen one make that big of a change. Basically, (I guess) the rings are shot.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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Its running fine now so do I need to do a lower end rebuild??
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 AT 7:52 PM
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Okay. Nothing we discussed makes sense to me. However, if it is running fine and there are no low end noises and the oil pressure is good, I will say it should be fine.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for your help
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 8:55 PM

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